vSphere 5.5 U1 released with vSAN 1.0 support

Yesterday VMware released Update 1 for vSphere 5.5, usually it wouldn’t be nothing special but this time along with update VMware released vSAN 1.0. Read more here about vSAN 1.0

vSAN

vSAN

What’s new

vCenter server 5.5 U1

vSphere ESXi 5.5 U1

  • VMware Virtual SAN Virtual SAN 5.5 is a new hypervisor-converged storage tier that extends the vSphere Hypervisor to pool server-side magnetic disks (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). By clustering server-side HDDs and SSDs, Virtual SAN creates a distributed shared datastore designed and optimized for virtual environments. Virtual SAN is a standalone product that is sold separate from vSphere and requires its own license key
  • ESXi 5.5 U1 – release notes

vSphere replication 5.5 U1

  • VMware Virtual SAN is a fully supported feature of vSphere 5.5u1. You can use Virtual SAN in production environments with vSphere Replication 5.5.1 and vSphere 5.5u1.
  • Configure vSphere Replication on virtual machines that reside on VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache storage. vSphere Flash Read Cache is disabled on virtual machines after recovery.
  • vSphere replication 5.5 U1 – release notes

vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 U1

VSAN Pricing
vsan pricing

vsan pricing

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).